The Farmington Writers Circle Participates in KSJE 0-Mile Fun Run

Today, four members of the Farmington Writers Circle participated in the KSJE (local public radio) 0-mile Fun Run.  The Fun Run is an annual fund-raiser supporting KSJE radio 90.9 FM. Participants walk/run over an easy downhill course of 27 feet on the San Juan College campus commons area.  For $20 on the day of the run, each participant receives a T-shirt, doughnut or two, and water. The run is followed by a brief victory celebration. Today’s run had probably over 60 participants and raised probably more than $300. More details can be found on the KSJE website. This was the third fun run for KSJE, and its most profitable to date.

Four members of the Writers Circle participated in the event: Phil Slattery (passing out t-shirts), and Vicki Holmsten, Traci Hales-Vass, and Roberta Summers, all participating as runners.

The weather was partly cloudy and cool-chilly, but an overall beautiful day for a fun run in the Four Corners.

We hope you can participate in the next one.


The Writers Circle Meets Again on April 11, 2019

The Writers Circle Meets Again on April 11, 2019
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Write On Four Corners Needs Writers to be Interviewed

Traci HalesVass, moderator of the KSJE (90.9 FM) program “Write On Four Corners” is looking for writers to interview on her show. The criteria are: “The show focuses on ‘local and regional’ authors. That includes authors from afar who write about this region, the broad four corners. Most of my interviews are by phone and pre-recorded…They can reach me at”

KSJE is the local Farmington, NM, public broadcast station.

 Please relay this message to anyone or to any organization that you think may be interested in being interviewed.
For more information, contact Traci at the e-mail above. For information on KSJE, Farmngton’s public radio station, go to their website at or visit their Facebook page.

The Farmington Writers Circle Meets Tonight, December 14, 2017, at 6:30 p.m.

zola_leandreThe Farmington Writers Circle meets again on Thursday, December 14, 2017, at at 6:30 p.m. at Entertainmart’s Hardback Café located at 3020 East 20th Street, Farmington, NM.Vicki Holmsten will be reading her short story, “Daphne Catches the Light”, at 6:30 p.m.

“Daphne Catches the Light” is a winter darkness and light story, which won second place in the 2013 Pasatiempo Writing Contest.  Pasatiempo is the weekly arts magazine of the Santa Fe New Mexican.Dr. Holmsten is a writer, editor, consultant, Director of the Bisti Writing Project, board member of the New Mexico State Poetry Society, former professor of English at San Juan College, and one of the founding members of the Farmington Writers Circle and of the 4 Corners Poets.

Also on Thursday, Phil Slattery will lead a discussion on formatting e-books.  We will also open the discussion on having a Writers Meet and Greet social event during Farmington’s summer artwalk.

The mission of the Writers Circle will be to promote Farmington area writers of any genre and skill level, to advise each other on publication, marketing, publicity, using social media, and establishing useful contacts within the local, regional, and national literary communities among many other writing-related topics.  Please feel free to attend one or more of our meetings to see if we can help you.

Anyone is welcome to join our group or to attend our meetings, there are no requirements for membership other than an interest in writing of any genre or style.

The Farmington Writers Circle normally meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 at Entertainmart’s Hardback Café.

You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter

Reminder: The Farmington Writers Meet and Greet Will Be Held Today, Friday, June 9, from 5:00-9:00 pm.

Artifacts Art Gallery/302 Main Espresso, Farmington, New Mexico

Just a reminder that the Farmington Writers Circle Meet and Greet networking event is today, Friday, June 9, at Artifacts Gallery, 302 East Main, in downtown Farmington (NM)  from 5:00 to 9:00 during the city’s Artwalk .

This event is open to everyone with an interest in writing or reading.  Its purpose is for local area writers of fiction and non-fiction to socialize and make networking contacts with the public and other writing professionals such as editors, publishers, reporters, bloggers, teachers, and anyone else interested in writing.  Novices, amateurs, students, and professionals of all genres, styles, and media are all welcome.  Anyone with an interest in reading or teaching any type of writing is definitely welcome.  This is an opportunity to meet your favorite local authors.

Bring business cards and any other handouts such as flyers or pamphlets to pass out to your new contacts.

There will also be book-signings and readings by several local authors and writers (a list will be posted soon).  Artifacts Gallery will also provide a salsa-tasting.  Refreshments will be available.

Check back frequently for updates.

For more information, contact Phil Slattery at